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  • Restaurateur, LGBT pioneer dead; estranged husband arrested

    05/23/2016 7:28:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2016 6:48 PM EDT | Brady McCombs
    The estranged husband of a well-known Salt Lake City restaurateur and LGBT pioneer who died in a house fire over the weekend has been arrested on suspicion of murder and arson, authorities said. Craig Crawford, 47, was booked after the blaze on Sunday killed 72-year-old John Williams, the owner of the popular Market Street Grill and other restaurants. The fire occurred less than three weeks after Williams filed for divorce from Crawford and sought a temporary restraining order that was rejected, court records show. …
  • Salt Lake City Lyft driver fired over anti-Muslim comments

    03/27/2016 7:17:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 27, 2016 3:18 PM EDT
    Ride-sharing company Lyft says it has fired a Salt Lake City driver who’s seen on video disparaging Muslims in profanity-laced remarks. […] Samuel Grenny says he and his girlfriend used Lyft on Wednesday to attend a rally for Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders. […] In a video Grenny posted on his Facebook page, both he and the driver are heard cursing at each other before the driver makes a derogatory comment about Muslims. …
  • Donald J. Trump Town Hall in Salt Lake City, UT (Tonight Fri 3/18)

    03/18/2016 6:46:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Event Brite ^ | 3/18/16 | Donald J. Trump for President
    Donald J. Trump Town Hall in Salt Lake City, UT (Tonight Fri 3/18) Doors open at 5:00 PM WHEN Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM (MDT) WHERE Infinity Event Center - 26 E 600 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • Trump Event Alert - Salt Lake City Friday 9:00 PM

    03/17/2016 5:19:06 PM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 59 replies
    Trump | Mar 17, 2016 | frankenMonkey
    Attention Utah Trump Supporters - Donald will hold an event at the Utah State Fairpark (the State Fairgrounds) Friday at 9:00 PM. ... and ex-governor just endorsed Kasich, so looks like Cruz is not the golden child for the LDS church. This puts Utah's 40 delegates into play. Can I get an "amen"???
  • Source: Donald Trump to visit Utah Friday

    03/17/2016 6:30:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | 3/17/16 | DAVID WELLS AND LAUREN STEINBRECHER
    Donald Trump will make an appearance in Utah Friday, a source close to his campaign told FOX 13. -snip- This is a developing story. Watch FOX 13 News and fox13now.com for details as we get them.
  • Trump opts out of next debate, so Fox cancels it

    03/16/2016 6:01:03 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 129 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/16/16 | Robert Laurie
    No Trump, no show. Earlier today, Donald Trump announced that he wasn’t going to participate in the next GOP debate, which was scheduled to take place in Salt Lake City next week. Trump told Fox News “I think we’ve had enough debates,” and would instead be “making a major speech in front of a very important group of people.” Reaction to this was split. If you like Trump, you think that he doesn’t need to debate anymore. He just came off a series of major wins, and another night at the podium does nothing but give his detractors an opportunity...
  • 2016 California GOP Presidential Primary Poll [Trump 38 Cruz 22 Kasich 20 Rubio 10]

    03/13/2016 7:04:50 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 45 replies
    NSON Opinion Strategies ^ | 3/13/16 | Capitol Cal Review
    2016 California GOP Presidential Primary Poll To test the current candidates for the June 7th , 2016 California Republican Presidential Primary election , NSON Opinion Strategy , a national public opinion research firm, located in Salt Lake City, Utah was commissioned by Landslide Communications , Inc. to conduct a brief statewide poll . Using professionally trained and experienced live interviewers, from its solely owned state o f the art computer aided call center facility, located in Salt Lake City, Utah , NSON interviewed registered voters via telephone, over two days from Wednesday, March 9th to Thursday the 10th, 2016
  • Utah gay wedding expo connects couples, friendly businesses

    03/06/2016 4:24:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 6, 2016 5:29 PM EST | Brady McCombs
    Jason Langlois and Will Bladh are in the early stages of making plans for their summer 2017 wedding, and they don’t want their excitement pierced by the pain of being rejected by a venue, florist and photographer who have a legal right in Utah to refuse to serve a gay couple. That’s why they joined several hundred people Sunday at a gay and lesbian wedding expo in Salt Lake City aimed at connecting couples with businesses who want to make it known they’re open to doing same-sex weddings. […] Utah is one of 29 states where it is legal for...
  • Mitt Romney is about to smash Donald Trump in a speech for the ages

    03/03/2016 5:31:45 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 157 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 3/3 | Allan Smith
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney plans to bash Donald Trump in a speech Thursday, according to excerpts of the speech being passed around social media. In quoted remarks released by Bloomberg Politics editor Mark Halperin, Romney calls Trump "a phony, a fraud." "He's playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat," Romney is expected to say. Romney, who recently has been publicly critical of Trump's campaign, announced Thursday's speech on Wednesday at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah in Salt...
  • War on Cops: Riot in Salt Lake City

    02/28/2016 7:10:07 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/28/2016 | Lee Stranahan
    Dozens of police officers in riot gear faced off against an angry crowd in downtown Salt Lake City late Saturday night, after police shot a black teenager who was attacking a man with a broomstick near a homeless shelter. Two police officers who were in the area covering another call responded to the report of an assault, and ended up shooting the assault suspect four times. A witness who was a friend of the teen who was shot claimed that the police opened fire without giving sufficient warning. In a report in the Salt Lake City Tribune, Selam Mohammad said:...
  • Trump ranks 4th among Utah voters, new poll shows

    12/22/2015 1:45:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | December 22, 2015 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Donald Trump continues to be the front-runner in the GOP presidential nomination race, but he's languishing in fourth place in a new poll of Utah voters. The new UtahPolicy.com poll by Dan Jones & Associates comes as former Utah governor and 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. is suggesting Trump has a shot at winning the White House. "People really are hungry for change. They were last time, but it hadn't reached the 212-degree boiling point. This time it has," Huntsman told USA Today's weekly "Capital Download" video series. Huntsman said that's why he thinks Trump,...
  • Ordination of new assistant pastor is reflection of church’s growth

    12/14/2015 6:13:21 AM PST · by NRx · 5 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 12-13-2015 | Peter Samore
    SALT LAKE CITY — He wears a long beard and a long, black cassock wherever he goes, which often produces stares from inquisitive onlookers. “People were welcoming … curious about who I was because of what I was wearing, but weren’t afraid to have a conversation,” said Rev. Father John Mahfouz. He wears the traditional, ascetical garb of the Orthodox Christian Church which he says has helped him, his wife and young children fit in in Salt Lake City. “We feel that this is a good place to raise a family,” Father Mahfouz said. “So, we’re very happy.” On Sunday,...
  • Flight Diverted, Security Concerns

    11/17/2015 7:15:38 PM PST · by abigkahuna · 84 replies
    CNN | 2015-11-17 | CNN
    The title says exactly what is known. The only addition is that it was being diverted due to a security incident. Flight 65 from LAX to Paris has been diverted to Salt Lake City.
  • Gay Mormon church members say new rules are devastating

    11/10/2015 2:01:27 PM PST · by Sister_T · 144 replies
    Associated Press AP ^ | November 7, 2015 | Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- In the past two years, Nathan Kitchen has revealed to his five children that he's gay, gone through a divorce with his wife and grappled with how to stay in a religion that doesn't condone his lifestyle. Now comes the toughest task: Telling his children he could be kicked out of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints if he someday marries a man, and warning his two youngest, 11 and 15, that they might be barred from serving a mission under new church rules.
  • Sinister Sites - Temple Square, Utah (The OTHER World Series)

    10/31/2015 6:36:53 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 51 replies
    VigilantCitizen.com ^ | June 8, 2009 | VC
    Situated at the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah, Temple Square is the spiritual, cultural and administrative center of the Mormon faith. This ten acres plot of land includes a Temple, a domed tabernacle and numerous buildings, monuments and memorials. While this place may seem holy and wholesome, a closer look at the structures reveal the presence of occult, pagan and masonic symbols. A deeper study of those grounds only adds to the controversy regarding Mormonism and reveals the disturbing truth about its real god.This article's intent is not to condemn Mormonism as a faith, but rather to analyze the...
  • Girls Scouts Now Accept Boys

    04/15/2015 11:31:47 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 27 replies
    MidUtahRadio.com ^ | April 14, 2015 | Doug Staples
    At least one Girl Scout Troop in Salt Lake City is now accepting boys. The troop meets every Monday at the Utah Pride Center and is open to boys who identify as girls. Their first meeting yesterday included five girls between the ages of six and ten, but no boys yet. Shiela Raboy with the Pride Center says she’s proud to host the first Girl Scout Troop in Utah that welcomes anyone grappling with gender identity.
  • Austin, Salt Lake City Lead U.S. Metros in Job Creation

    03/23/2015 10:17:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Gallup ^ | 03/23/2015 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City have the highest Job Creation Index scores among the 50 largest U.S. metro areas, based on employee reports of hiring activity where they work. San Francisco, Houston and Orlando rank just behind Austin and Salt Lake City in job creation. Many of the top-ranking metro areas are being boosted by growth in technology jobs, including traditional tech centers in San Francisco and San Jose but also emerging ones in Austin and Salt Lake City. These latter two may be increasingly attractive destinations for tech workers, given salaries that are becoming more competitive for the...
  • Utah lawmaker questions city water going to NSA

    11/19/2014 7:15:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 8:50 PM EST | Lindsay Whitehurst
    A Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water service should be cut off to a massive National Security Agency data storage facility outside Salt Lake City. Republican Rep. Marc Roberts, of Santaquin, said there are serious questions about privacy and surveillance surrounding the center, and several Utah residents who spoke at a legislative committee hearing Wednesday agreed. During the last legislative session, lawmakers opted to hold off on Roberts’ bill to shut off the facility’s water and decided to study it during the interim. …
  • The Bare Facts in Salt Lake City: The Zombies Come Out at Night. [The OTHER WORLD Series]

    10/31/2014 8:14:23 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 1 replies
    EyeOnMiami blogspot.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2014 | Geniusofdespair
    My summer vacation: Zombies, Walking Dead and Mormons at war in Salt Lake CitySalt Lake City, home of the Mormons...or home of the Zombies? You decide. I filmed in downtown Salt Lake as dusk approached -- Salt Lake where no residents swim in the lake, except me (too smelly) -- and Mormons avoid the night (as well as the liquor).
  • Nonwhite cop kills unarmed white youth, national media, AG and POTUS ignore

    08/21/2014 12:56:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 21, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    A brutal natural experiment is underway demonstrating the role of race, riots, and radicals in determining whose death is noted, and whose ignored in racialized America when unarmed young men are shot and killed by police. While American and world media, along with the President and Attorney General of the United States, obsess over the death of Michael Brown at the hands of the Ferguson, Missouri police, few people outside of Utah have heard of the remarkably parallel and contemporaneous death of Dillon Taylor, an unarmed young man (and father-to-be) from a gun shot by a Salt Lake City policeman,...
  • Man Killed by Salt Lake City Police, Was Unarmed Says Family - (unarmed white killed by black cop)

    By Michael Allen, Fri, August 15, 2014 Dillon Taylor was shot and killed by Salt Lake City police outside a 7-Eleven store in South Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday night.... Police have not said whether or not Taylor was actually armed, but family members claim he was not.
  • Man commits suicide by leaping into giant bonfire at Burning Man-style festival in Utah

    07/14/2014 7:25:02 AM PDT · by redreno · 105 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | 07/14/2014 | BY Philip Caulfield
    A man killed himself at Burning Man-style arts festival by leaping into a towering burning art structure in front of hundreds of horrified onlookers, authorities and witnesses said. On Monday, scores of "burners" - who commune in the Nevada desert every August for Burning Man -were mourning the doomed festivalgoer after he dove into the flames during a moonlit bonfire ritual at the Element 11 fest near Salt Lake City late Saturday.
  • Salt Lake City Police Try to Address Outrage Over Dog Shooting

    06/21/2014 3:22:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Jun 20 2014 | Bob Mims
    Fenced backyard » Dog killed on its home ground, questions arise over why nonlethal response wasn’t used first.The Salt Lake City Police Department is trying to get ahead of public outrage over an officer’s shooting of an alleged aggressive dog in its fenced backyard during a neighborhood search for a child later found asleep in his own basement. The 3-year-old boy, described as non-verbal and unresponsive to his name being called, was reported missing by his parents from his home near 2500 South and Fillmore Street (1400 East) about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. A door-to-door neighborhood search ensued. The child was...
  • Cop Who Refused to Work at Utah Gay Pride Parade Placed on Leave, Under Investigation

    US Cop Who Refused to Work at Utah Gay Pride Parade Placed on Leave, Under Investigation Jun. 7, 2014 5:39pm Dave Urbanski 598 Shares SALT LAKE CITY (TheBlaze/AP) — A Salt Lake City police officer has been placed on leave and is under investigation after refusing an assignment to work at a gay pride parade. The officer was among about 30 assigned to provide traffic control and security for the annual Utah Pride Parade on Sunday in Salt Lake City, said department spokeswoman Lara Jones.
  • Cop refuses to work at gay pride parade in Utah

    06/07/2014 2:46:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 7, 2014 4:24 PM EDT
    A Salt Lake City police officer has been placed on leave after refusing an assignment to work at a gay pride parade Sunday. Department spokeswoman Lara Jones says the officer was among about 30 officers assigned to provide traffic control and security for the annual Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City. …
  • US Attorney's Office Reports Shooting at Fed Courthouse in Salt Lake City, at Least 1 Hurt [1 dead]

    04/21/2014 9:44:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/21/14
    US attorney's office reports shooting at federal courthouse in Salt Lake City, at least 1 hurt.
  • Prosecutors considering drug charges against police attorney [Jim Robinson]

    02/20/2014 10:28:39 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 19 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 2/20/2014 | Pat Reavy
    SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office is expected to consider Thursday afternoon whether to file charges against a lawyer with the city police department. James Wesley Robinson, 50, was arrested Wednesday at his Salt Lake home in the Wasatch Hollow neighborhood for investigation of drug possession, drug distribution and illegal possession of firearms. Robinson's two sons, Alexander Jordan Robinson, 21, and Zachary Ryan Robinson, 18, were also arrested. Alexander Robinson remained in the Salt Lake County Jail Thursday along with his father. He was booked for investigation of drug distribution and possession of drug paraphernalia....
  • Earning Your Scooby Snack [The OTHER World Series: The Paranormal in Salt Lake City]

    10/31/2013 5:07:48 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 4 replies
    WBCruise.blogspot.com ^ | September, 2010 | Darin
    Ghosts. The disembodied spirits of the dead. The inexplicable intelligence that animates living tissue and continues to exist after hearts shutdown and organs cease. Do they walk the earth? Are they real? As a kid I thought so. Now? I don't know really. Little did I know one day I was going to find myself in ghost central - a crossroad in the realm of the living dead. In 2004 I was working at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center (SLRMC) in downtown Salt Lake City. My office was on the fifth and top floor in an office building on the...
  • A haunted house in Salt Lake City? McCune Mansion [The OTHER World Series]

    10/31/2013 5:00:19 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 10 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Aug. 6, 2009 | Steven Symes (Salt Lake City Paranormal)
    Located kitty corner from the LDS Conference Center, McCune Mansion is a structure noticed by many for its breathtaking architectural beauty. Most, however, do not know the name of the building nor anything about its history or the ghostly activities alleged to have occurred inside. ...They donated the property to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who used it as the McCune School of Music and later as the Brigham Young University Salt Lake City Center. Since then it has been used as a dance studio and today as a venue for wedding receptions and other events. Over...
  • Could the Kenya attack happen here? It did

    10/13/2013 9:41:10 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12 Oct 13 | Paul Sperry
    After Islamic gunmen attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, the collective reaction from the US media was to speculate whether such terror could happen here, as if a jihadist assault on a mall inside America had never before been tried. CNN was typical: “Can it happen here? Yes, say security experts, but it hasn’t.” News flash: it did. On the evening of Feb. 12, 2007, a young Muslim man walked into the Trolley Square mall in Salt Lake City with a pistol-grip, 12-gauge shotgun and a 38-caliber revolver and opened fire on shoppers, killing five and wounding four others,...
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Utah Beauty Queen Accused of Throwing Bombs Resigns Title

    08/15/2013 9:51:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed, Aug 14 2013 | Laura Zuckerman
    Utah beauty queen accused of throwing bombs resigns title A Utah beauty queen accused along with three friends of throwing homemade bombs in a Salt Lake City suburb resigned her Miss Riverton title on Tuesday, according to a statement posted on the city's website. In the statement, city officials said they had been informed by the director of the Miss Riverton Pageant that Kendra Gill, 18, had resigned her position effective that day. "Prior to the alleged incidents of August 2, 2013, Kendra had done a good job during the short time she served as Miss Riverton," the statement said....
  • Mysterious message appears in Salt Lake City street

    07/19/2013 1:08:08 PM PDT · by oxcart · 30 replies
    fox13now.com ^ | 07/17/13 | Caroline Connolly
    SALT LAKE CITY — A message that has been showing up on city streets around the world recently popped up in Salt Lake City. It’s a mysterious image known as a Toynbee Tile, a small square containing a cryptic message for the public. The image has been painted onto roadways for decades, but to date, no one has been able to figure out who is behind it all. Recently, one appeared at the intersection of State Street and 200 South, conveying a message that read, “House of Hades. Tiles made from the ground bones of dead journalists.” The quote has...
  • Uzbek citizen arrested in Idaho, accused of supporting militants

    05/16/2013 6:19:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/16/2013
    U.S. officials charged an Uzbek citizen in Idaho with providing bomb-making knowledge and other support to an Islamist militant group, knowing that it would be used in an attack, authorities said on Thursday. Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, a national of Uzbekistan living legally in Idaho, was arrested in Boise and faces a three-count grand jury indictment in Idaho and a single-count indictment in Utah, prosecutors said. They said Kurbanov provided information and money to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which the United States has designated as a foreign terrorist organization. The group supports establishing strict Islamic rule in Uzbekistan. Authorities said...
  • It's No 'Gaffe'—Mitt Knows<br>How To Fix A Ruined Olympics

    07/28/2012 10:44:09 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 27 July 2012 | Editorial
    Olympics: Mitt Romney has gotten blasted on all sides for questioning London's Olympic preparation. The overlooked fact is that Romney actually knows how to run an Olympics. You would have thought Great Britain and the U.S. were in a crisis and recalling each others' ambassadors, given the overblown, overwrought windbaggery directed at Romney, who is making his first trip abroad as a Republican presidential candidate, with London as his first stop. Someone asked him what he thought of London's Olympic preparations and he replied there could be reason for concern, citing reports of labor and security problems. See, the London...
  • Americans Elect, after qualifying for ballot in 29 states, won't nominate a third-party...

    05/22/2012 9:11:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | May 17, 2012 | Jeff Mapes
    Americans Elect, after qualifying for ballot in 29 states, won't nominate a third-party presidential candidateAmericans Elect qualified for the presidential ballot in Oregon and 28 other states, but the group on Thursday said it is abandoning its effort to field a third-party presidential candidate this year. The well-funded group developed an elaborate online process aimed at attracting millions of voters who would nominate a candidate for president.  But the group said that no candidate managed to get enough voter support to participate in an online convention in June. "We will not hold a June convention," Ileana Wachtel, the group's press...
  • Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store

    04/27/2012 12:50:10 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 80 replies
    abc4.com ^ | Updated: 4/26 10:25 pm | Published: 4/26 8:20 pm | Reported by: Don Hudson
    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A citizen with a gun stopped a knife wielding man as he began stabbing people Thursday evening at the downtown Salt Lake City Smith's store. Police say the suspect purchased a knife inside the store and then turned it into a weapon. Smith's employee Dorothy Espinoza says, "He pulled it out and stood outside the Smiths in the foyer. And just started stabbing people and yelling you killed my people. You killed my people." Espinoza says, the knife wielding man seriously injured two people. "There is blood all over. One got stabbed in...
  • LDS Church opens upscale mall

    03/22/2012 6:29:38 AM PDT · by Utah Binger · 78 replies · 1+ views
    The Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 03/21/2012 | Paul Foy
    SALT LAKE CITY -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is attempting to remake downtown Salt Lake City by opening the shopping mall portion of a $2 billion mixed-use space that spans two city blocks and features a meandering creek and retractable glass roofs. Church partner and retail operator Taubman Centers Inc. expects 50,000 visitors today, when City Creek Center's nearly 90 stores open. City Creek Center has outdoor walkways, plazas, fireplaces and metal sculptures. Waterfalls, fountains and a trout pond are part of the village-like development, which includes condominiums and is joined by a pedestrian bridge over...
  • Salt Lake City Council makes vehicle idling longer than 2 minutes illegal

    10/29/2011 10:59:10 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 25 Oct 2011 | Jared Page
    SALT LAKE CITY — Motorists who leave their vehicles idling for more than two minutes in Utah's capital city run the risk of being fined. The Salt Lake City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an ordinance making idling of vehicle engines a crime punishable by a fine of between $50 and $210, depending on the number of offenses and how quickly fines are paid. The goal, city leaders said, is to improve air quality in the Salt Lake Valley, where more than 50 percent of air pollution comes from vehicle exhaust. "Anything we can do to reduce pollution on...
  • Salt Lake City Council saves public radio station with a loan

    10/16/2011 7:18:30 PM PDT · by jjotto · 17 replies
    ABC Channel 4 Salt Lake City ^ | 10/14/2011 | Noah Bond
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - It's your money and even in these hard times City leaders are finding unusual ways to spend it, like a $250,000 loan to keep a radio station on the air. KCPW would default on a loan without the help. Listeners promised $230,000 in pledges, but they were never paid. KCPW is the only public radio station to focus on only on Salt Lake County. It has 11 reporters and reaches a potential 1,000,000 listeners. Its coverage would have ended without a loan from Salt Lake City, one of the very groups it...
  • Salt Lake City underwear run sets world record ('Utah Undie Run' protests Utah's uptight laws)

    10/14/2011 1:55:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/6/11 | AP
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A protest of Utah's uptight laws that featured people running through the streets of Salt Lake City in their underwear has set a new world record. Guinness World Records says the Utah Undie Run broke the previous record for largest gathering of people wearing only underpants or knickers by 1,720 people. .. 2,270 people stripped to their underwear during the Utah Undie Run on Sept. 24. .. previous record of 550 people .. set last year in Great Britain.
  • Utah’s culinary all-stars Resolutions

    01/04/2011 12:56:40 PM PST · by Utah Binger · 8 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 01/04/2011 | Kathy Stephenson
    So many of our New Year’s resolutions may have something to do with food: eating less, eating better; eating differently or even eating something we’ve grown. With that in mind, we asked some of Utah’s culinary all-stars to share their food resolutions for 2011.
  • Plane diverted to Salt Lake because of 'unruly' passenger

    11/04/2010 4:04:27 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 54 replies · 1+ views
    KSL ^ | 11/4/2010 | KSL
    SALT LAKE CITY -- American Airlines flight 1476, from Portland to Dallas, was diverted to the Salt Lake International Airport because of an "unruly" passenger. The flight landed at Salt Lake International around 1:15 Thursday afternoon. John Heller, a passenger on the flight, tells KSL the "unruly" passenger wanted to use the restroom before the flight left Portland, but a flight attendant told him he had to wait until after take-off. Once the flight was in the air, the passenger apparently used the restroom three to four times and that raised suspicions. Passengers nearest to him alerted the flight attendant...
  • Utah man arrested in Sheepskin Factory arson

    07/23/2010 5:59:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 07/23/2010 | Howard Pankratz
    Walter Edmund Bond was taken into custody Thursday in Denver after allegedly telling an informant that he started the Glendale fire and two fires in Utah because they were businesses that "profited from animals." At the time of his arrest by FBI and ATF agents, Bond was carrying a backpack, according to an affidavit by Rennie Mora, a special agent for the ATF. Agents searched the backpack and found literature titled, "The Declaration of War - Killing People to Save the Animals and the Environment - Strike a Match Light a Fuse We've Only Have the Earth to Lose." Bond...
  • Local TV dream team launches indie news site (Salt Lake City)

    07/26/2010 6:17:38 AM PDT · by Utah Binger · 8 replies · 3+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 07/26/2010 | Vince Horiuchi
    If there were a dream team of Utah’s most well-known television news anchors, it would be the group of personalities behind Salt TV Network. Together, a group of former competitors, anchors and news reporters from KUTV Channel 2, KTVX Channel 4 and KSL Channel 5, are the faces of Salt TV. The new independent local news web cooperative, launched in a beta version last week, is expected to be fully functional next month. It’s currently being funded by startup investors, but the founders plan to seek advertising and paid subscribers. The list of talent who will be both reading and...
  • Envelopes with white powder sent to fed buildings in Wash., Idaho, Utah

    06/14/2010 9:57:14 PM PDT · by FromLori · 8 replies · 198+ views
    Seattle Area Local News ^ | 6/14/2010 | by KING5.com and CNN
    BELLEVUE – The FBI is investigating after envelopes containing white powder showed up in government offices from Seattle to Boise. In Bellevue, a building with offices of the Internal Revenue Service was evacuated around 12:30 p.m. A female worker said she opened an envelope in the mailroom and white powder "poofed" out. "One worker was directly exposed and another worker was close enough nearby to be concerned. We've taken both of them to the hospital," said Lt. Eric Keenan of the Bellevue Fire Dept. Federal and local investigators converged on the four-story building. While Port of Seattle bomb dogs searched...
  • What the 2012 GOP convention means for Romney

    05/12/2010 3:05:22 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 7 replies · 519+ views
    Salt Lake City Weekly ^ | May 12, 2010 | Eric Peterson
    Now that Salt Lake City has been snubbed for the GOP’s 2012 convention, it’s worth asking what this decision means about the Republican Party’s 2012 game plan. So if we look at the finalists between Salt Lake City, Phoenix and Tampa—it seems clear that the value of Florida as a swing state is a top consideration. Given the recent controversy over Arizona’s recent controversial immigration law that Phoenix just didn’t stand a chance. Which means Utah was most likely snubbed just because the state’s too reliably conservative. It’s an interesting question whether or not that impacts Romney’s OUT LOUD secret...
  • Foreclosures: Salt Lake hardest hit in mortgage crisis

    04/30/2010 9:43:25 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 17 replies · 540+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | April 28, 2010 | Lesley Mitchell
    When it comes to foreclosures, Salt Lake City is the worst of the worst. The metro area had the largest percentage increase in foreclosure filings the past year among more than 50 communities hardest hit by the nation's foreclosure crisis, a new report shows. Owners of 5,155 local properties received a foreclosure-related notice in the first quarter, 101 percent higher than the same period in 2009, according to RealtyTrac, a company that tracks foreclosures nationally. In the U.S., foreclosure filings rose only 16 percent. Many of the other metro areas with high levels of distressed properties actually saw their foreclosure...
  • [Salt Lake City] Concert to Feature Christian Group BarlowGirl [TONIGHT!]

    03/11/2010 7:34:44 AM PST · by T Minus Four · 35 replies · 490+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 03/05/2010 | Julie Deherrera
    The "Love & War" tour brings the contemporary Christian singers BarlowGirl and their musical ministry to Calvary Chapel of Salt Lake on Thursday. Growing up in a household surrounded by music and church in Illinois, sisters Rebecca, Alyssa and Lauren Barlow attended Sunday school, assisted their pastor father by playing instruments during services and began to turn their journal writings into songs reflecting personal triumphs and struggles. BarlowGirl burst on the Christian music scene with their self-titled album in 2004, followed by four more albums and relentless touring. The Dove Awards of gospel music have nominated BarlowGirl 10 times for...
  • GOP convention in SLC? Mitt praises city, but isn't taking sides

    03/06/2010 8:08:01 AM PST · by Colofornian · 18 replies · 421+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | March 6, 2010 | Thomas Burr
    Washington » Former -- and potentially future -- presidential candidate Mitt Romney isn't weighing in on where the Republicans should hold their next national convention. Romney told The Salt Lake Tribune on Friday that he believes all three cities vying for the 2012 gathering -- Salt Lake City, Tampa and Phoenix -- are "terrific" cities but that he's not going to give a preference. "I remember what an extraordinary host Salt Lake was for the 2002 Winter Games," Romney said, "but one thing I will stay a mile away from is any discussion of which city should be the host...